August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Using Natives to Control Invasives

Broad swaths of red bee balm, pink echinacea, and golden Rudbeckia triloba hug footpaths through much of Judy and Dick Bono's 6-1/2 acres in York, Pennsylvania. This National Lands Trust property along Kreutz Creek is unique in intent and design....
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Web Finds

Rare and Endangered Plant Highlight The Rare and Endangered Plant Highlight page of the United States Botanic Garden Web site...

Shows & Events

Invasive Plants Conference The Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Council is sponsoring a conference on Invasive Plants: Research,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose a Lead-free Garden Hose
  • Cut Back Spiderwort Leaves
  • Fertilize Repeating Daylilies
  • Weed and Clean Out Overgrown Beds
  • Fertilize Your Roses

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